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North Dakota State coach set to take UW job

Dec 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer

Craig Bohl, coach of the two-time defending Football Championship Subdivision national champion North Dakota State Bison, will be announced Sunday as the next head football coach at the University of Wyoming.

Several media sources reported the hiring Saturday evening.

Attempts to reach Bohl Saturday night were not successful.

UW announced Saturday afternoon that it would hold a press conference at 5 p.m. Sunday "to make a major announcement."

The press conference will be held at the Wildcatter Stadium Club and Suites at War Memorial Stadium.

The announcement of a head football coach Sunday would come exactly one week after UW fired head coach Dave Christensen. Christensen came to Wyoming from Missouri and coached the Cowboys from 2009 to 2013, compiling a record of 27-35. He took the Cowboys to two appearances in the New Mexico Bowl, beating Fresno State in 2009 and losing to Temple in 2011.

Bohl is coaching in his 11th season with the NDSU Bison and is 101-32 overall. In addition to the back-to-back national championships, Bohl led the Bison to three consecutive Missouri Valley Football Conference titles.

On Saturday, NDSU beat Furman 38-7 in a second-round matchup in the FCS playoffs. NDSU hosts Coastal Carolina next weekend, which upset Montana 42-35 Saturday, continuing its quest for a third straight national title.

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